A charitable burger night at Marczyk's and more tasty treats this weekend
Both locations of Marczyk Fine Foods (the original at 770 East 17th Avenue, and the second store at 5100 East Colfax Avenue) will donate a percentage of their Friday Burger Night sales from 5 to 7:30 p.m. tonight to the Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Fund. The scholarship supports "children of rural communities who wish to attend college and pursue an education focusing on sustainable or environmental practices and who intend to return to the family farm upon graduation."
The fundraiser coincides with the market's two-day summer solstice celebration, which includes demonstrations and tastings from local vendors, and a live performance by a group from the Colorado Symphony tomorrow. Keep reading for more of what's on the culinary calendar this weekend.
- Goodbye winter -- Burger Night is back at Marczyk Fine Foods
- Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Roasted tomato Caprese sliders
- Denver Yelp reviews: Pete Marczyk reads Marczyk Fine Foods' strangest on video
Friday, June 21:
The three-day Colorado Brewers' Festival kicks off its 24th consecutive year in historic Downtown Fort Collins with more than eighty beers from forty Colorado breweries. The fest, which includes food and live music, celebrates Colorado breweries, including host breweries from Fort Collins: Anheuser-Busch, Black Bottle Brewery, Big Horn Brewery/CB & Potts, Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing, the Fort Collins Brewery, Funkwerks, New Belgium Brewing Co., Odell Brewing Co., and Pateros Creek Brewing Co. For information on hours, tickets and details, go to the Downtown Fort Collins website.
Saturday, June 22:
Denver Beer Co and Little Man Ice Cream will team up from noon to 4 p.m. today for an Adult Ice Cream Social in the Barrel Room next door to the brewery. The two local companies will have beer floats along with beer and ice cream pairings. Floats and pairings include: Graham Cracker Porter with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream; Kaffir Lime Wheat with Mint Mojito Sorbet; Barleywine with Honey Banana Ice Cream; Irish Stout with Bailey's Chocolate Ice Cream. Call 303-433-2739 for more information.
The third annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour goes down today and tomorrow from
1 to 6 p.m. in Keystone. The festival features bacon-inspired cuisine and cocktails, and free live music from Hamilton Loomis, the Steeldrivers and Hell's Belles. Visit the website for more information and to purchase tickets.
The Fainting Goat, 846 Broadway, is hosting a party for Quebec's National Holiday today at 4 p.m. The pub will be offering beers from Canada's Unibroue, poutine and a jukebox playlist of Canadian musicians. And service will be provided in English or French. Call 303-945-2323 for more details.